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Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Central Florida Lawyer Who Admitted To Pilfering Over $2.7 Million From Clients Also Screwed Over Now-Estranged Hubby By Forging His Signature On $900K Mortgage Secured By Marital Home; Judge Declares Lien Invalid
In Sanford, Florida, the Orlando Sentinel reports:
A Sanford judge has ruled that a disbarred Longwood attorney who has admitted cheating clients out of $2.7 million also victimized her husband.
Julie Kronhaus, 52, pleaded guilty last [month] in federal court to wire fraud and bank fraud. She’s to be sentenced in April.
In a different court — state circuit court in Sanford — another judge signed an order last [month], ruling that Kronhaus also forged her husband’s signature.
Her estranged husband, cardiologist Kenneth Kronhaus, sued her last year, accusing her of forging his name on a mortgage deed and mortgage note that gave two of her former clients an interest in the Kronhaus’ $900,000 home in one of Seminole County’s most prestigious gated communities, Alaqua.
Circuit Judge Jessica Recksiedler ruled that the mortgage deed and note were both invalid because of the forgeries.
CBC News: Betrayal of Trust (A CBC investigation reveals how lawyers across Canada have misappropriated and mishandled clients money, to the tune of tens of millions of dollars, or sometimes even charging vulnerable people top dollar for shoddy services)
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